Best Places to Visit in Bangkok for Families
Bangkok is not the best place to visit in Thailand for families, but for those who spend time there, there is also all sorts of things that are especially suitable for children and young people.
One of the best places for families in hot Bangkok is Lumphini Park, where you can paddle and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. KidZania is a different kind of park, and the Museums Museum of Siam is one of the most suitable places to visit for families. There is also another family-friendly museum in the city, and for those who want to go on an adventure outside the city limits, there is the world’s largest alleged open-air museum some distance from Bangkok. It is noteworthy that Bangkok’s famous zoo was finally closed in September 2019.
Lumphini Park is conveniently located along two train lines, and is a great place to visit for families with children or young people on the trip. It’s much cooler there than the rest of Bangkok, and there’s no traffic noise or pollution. The artificial ponds give the park its own pleasant shade, and there you can go rowing or pedaling in the most diverse boats. The park is also inspired by the numerous tall buildings that can be seen from there, and the park has a large metropolis. atmosphere, which is not met in many places.
In addition to rowing and pedaling on the boat, the park has play areas and all sorts of other interesting things. It’s nice to just spend half an hour there while exploring the area, and when visiting there, it’s also worth exploring the statue of the king (Rama VI) in front of it.
The park is well worth a visit in the morning or afternoon, and at its best it is before ten in the morning and after four. As the evening blurs, it’s worth moving away from its area, as the nature of the streets surrounding the park changes quite a bit after seven in the evening.
Siam Square is one of Bangkok’s most famous squares, and while this bustling and huge intersection cannot be considered a normal square in itself, it is an easily accessible place with all sorts of attractions for children and young adults alike. Siam Discovery is one of the city’s most famous shopping malls, geared towards fashion and luxury, and is well worth a walk for families. Next to it is another well-known shopping mall, Siam Paragon, which on five floors is one of Bangkok’s best places to visit for families.
KidZania is a place found in many major cities in the world. However, there are quite a few in Europe, and in Bangkok it has been since 2013. There are different pastimes and facilities for different ages, and it is best suited for 4-14 year olds.
In this kind of theme park, children and young people can try out about 80 different professions, many of which are at least their favorite professions for young children. In KidZania you can fly a jet, drive a fire truck, put out a fire in a hotel, drive an ambulance and act as a dentist. Parents only have to settle for the role of a bystander, but they also have the opportunity to take pictures and video of the events.
KidZania is easily reached by BTS train (station: Siam), which is also an experience for children and young people. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets, which are quite expensive, usually get a discount if purchased in advance through the website. You can read about the experiences of families there on TripAdvisor.
Museum of Siam
Bangkok is not a big museum city, but there are a few museums where families can enjoy themselves in just a few hours. One of these is the Museum of Siam , which tells the story of Thai history and Thai origins, located in an area packed with attractions, close to the riverfront and Sanam Chai Subway Station.
The museum presents things quite modernly and using a number of different means, which is not typical of Thai museums at all. Thus, it has become a popular place to visit among families, and there you can learn a lot about the history of Thailand, whose name was long called Siam, and how people once settled in the area in an hour. The museum’s offering is such that it is suitable for children and young people of almost all ages, and can be well enjoyed by those under the age of 10 but also by high school students, who are perhaps the ones who get the most out of the offering.
The museum is closed on Mondays and is otherwise open from 10 am to 6 pm. To the delight of families, it is a free place to visit.
Children’s Science Museum
Another particularly good museum for families is the Children’s Discovery Museum, located next to Chatuchak Park Subway Station. As an added bonus, families visiting here can visit the market on Saturdays and Sundays, which is perhaps the largest in Bangkok and where you can eat well in addition to shopping.
This, too, is a contemporary museum, and its appeal lies in its interactivity and its versatility. The museum’s output is so extensive that you could enjoy it all day, but in practice a couple of three hours is probably enough. There you can do a variety of things, such as dig up dinosaur bones, make large soap bubbles, visit a mirror house, make plans to build a city, or build an apartment building.
The museum is closed on Mondays and other times from 10 am to 4 pm. This four different buildings and the open-air museum can be visited free of charge. In addition to the metro, it can be reached by the BTS train, which fascinates children, and the nearest station is “Mo Chit”.
Muang Boran Open Air Museum
Known in English as the Ancient City, the open-air museum is a place you can go to visit all day, but you can see all of Thailand’s most famous sights and otherwise the most famous and important things at once. There, families can see everything essential at a glance, and the rest of the time can then focus on completely different things.
The open-air museum is so extensive that there is a train running in its area today, and for those who visit there with young people, it can be a great way to enjoy there for two hours and at the same time learn one day from another. The museum’s offering is well-suited for children, young people and adults alike, but the only unfortunate thing is that there is a trip to the heart of Bangkok.
The museum is located along perhaps the longest street in the world, Sukhumvit, and this is the street that is not only the most famous in Bangkok but also continues for 400 kilometers. You can get to the area by first going by BTS train to a station called “Kheha”. There, exit at exit number 1, and then take the free bus to the area, which, however, only runs on Saturdays and Sundays.
The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and tickets must be booked in advance through the website, which also selects a visit time of two hours.